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I know this isn't much to go on but I have to try. I have a user that
believes his word document is getting too large to work with. It is full of
tables and had a logo inserted into the first page. He gets to the point
where he gets an error that his document has a corrupted table. I'm not
sure yet when exactly this happens or what exactly he is doing. I have a
copy of the doc at a stable point in it's usage. The file right now is only
620kb. That doesn't seem very large to me. It's 56 pages, half of which
are tables. He also gets some message about not having enough memory to
save when he inserts a logo. Again, I'm not exactly sure how he is doing
things. Another user also had this problem with this same document. Is
there anything in particular that would corrupt tables in word? I know 1
user has 2003, maybe both. Any help with what little I have given you would
help.

Thanks in adavance.


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I know this isn't much to go on but I have to try. I have a user that
believes his word document is getting too large to work with. It is
full of tables and had a logo inserted into the first page. He gets
to the point where he gets an error that his document has a corrupted
table. I'm not sure yet when exactly this happens or what exactly he
is doing. I have a copy of the doc at a stable point in it's usage.
The file right now is only 620kb. That doesn't seem very large to
me. It's 56 pages, half of which are tables. He also gets some
message about not having enough memory to save when he inserts a
logo. Again, I'm not exactly sure how he is doing things. Another
user also had this problem with this same document. Is there
anything in particular that would corrupt tables in word? I know 1
user has 2003, maybe both. Any help with what little I have given
you would help.


Shot in the dark but have you checked the file size of the logo? It wouldn't
be the first time that someone's used the massive hi-res image from the
designer and then scaled it within Word - the file size unfortunately
staying the same as the original.

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I'd start by looking at the logo as Peter suggests. (The message about
insufficient memory is a clue: Word uses that message for generic "there's
something wrong and I don't know what" errors.)

However, some documents do tend to develop a problem with corrupt tables.
This can be very tedious to deal with, as Word has some ability to rescue
the document when you re-open it, and it remains stable until you try to do
something in the corrupt table itself. Try stepping through the tables and
do something in each one. If you can narrow it down to a single table or
section of the document, the best fix is usually to start a new document and
copy everything else across.




"StressMonkey" wrote in message
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I know this isn't much to go on but I have to try. I have a user that
believes his word document is getting too large to work with. It is full
of tables and had a logo inserted into the first page. He gets to the
point where he gets an error that his document has a corrupted table. I'm
not sure yet when exactly this happens or what exactly he is doing. I have
a copy of the doc at a stable point in it's usage. The file right now is
only 620kb. That doesn't seem very large to me. It's 56 pages, half of
which are tables. He also gets some message about not having enough memory
to save when he inserts a logo. Again, I'm not exactly sure how he is
doing things. Another user also had this problem with this same document.
Is there anything in particular that would corrupt tables in word? I know
1 user has 2003, maybe both. Any help with what little I have given you
would help.

Thanks in adavance.



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Thanks but I found out the logo is very small. I did find a fix that seems
to be taking care of the problem. I saved the document as an .htm then
saved it back to a .doc. That has worked very well so far. It cut the size
of the file by almost 1/2 and they have gotten further on it than they have
before with no problems.


"Jezebel" wrote in message
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I'd start by looking at the logo as Peter suggests. (The message about
insufficient memory is a clue: Word uses that message for generic "there's
something wrong and I don't know what" errors.)

However, some documents do tend to develop a problem with corrupt tables.
This can be very tedious to deal with, as Word has some ability to rescue
the document when you re-open it, and it remains stable until you try to
do something in the corrupt table itself. Try stepping through the tables
and do something in each one. If you can narrow it down to a single table
or section of the document, the best fix is usually to start a new
document and copy everything else across.




"StressMonkey" wrote in message
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I know this isn't much to go on but I have to try. I have a user that
believes his word document is getting too large to work with. It is full
of tables and had a logo inserted into the first page. He gets to the
point where he gets an error that his document has a corrupted table. I'm
not sure yet when exactly this happens or what exactly he is doing. I
have a copy of the doc at a stable point in it's usage. The file right
now is only 620kb. That doesn't seem very large to me. It's 56 pages,
half of which are tables. He also gets some message about not having
enough memory to save when he inserts a logo. Again, I'm not exactly sure
how he is doing things. Another user also had this problem with this same
document. Is there anything in particular that would corrupt tables in
word? I know 1 user has 2003, maybe both. Any help with what little I
have given you would help.

Thanks in adavance.





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